When vacation time comes and you plan a family trip by car, it takes more than just packing a suitcase and everyone on the wheels before heading out to the road.
Traveling by car means being confined with kids in a small space for a larger period of time, but car trips are also less overwhelming for the little travelers. Kids feel more secure.
There are some things to take into consideration. A family trip with kids might mean diaper change, restroom stops, hungry or bored kids, and many other unexpected events. Planning ahead will help you prepare for all of that.
Here’s what you can do to prepare for a seamless family vacation trip.
Plan a budget for accommodation, fuel, food, activities, shopping/entertainment. Trust us, this will come in handy.
Research your destination and the options for a plan B. When traveling with kids, there might be a need for plan B. You can include a few detours and stops along the way.
Don’t forget to pack snacks. Kids get hungry at random times.
Keeping Kids Entertained
If you are traveling with a baby make sure to bring enough pacifiers, the baby’s favorite blanket, and a toy.
Keeping active toddlers entertained can be even more difficult. Our coloring roll can be taken on the trip. The roll and pencils are all packed conveniently in a cardboard tube. You can cut up the coloring roll into smaller pieces that are more comfortable for your toddler to draw on a car ride.
If you plan to give kids tablets, do it, but we don’t recommend it for the entire trip. Instead, try to interact with kids by playing games, like asking them what they see outside the window.
Vacation trips with kids don’t have to be stressful if you plan well ahead in time and decide to have fun.